Here is my latest update on local media stuff:
- With the Olympics now underway, there are a bunch of programming changes in effect at CTV.
- Puget Sound Radio, a very active radio and television message board, is hosting Edmonton’s “PSR Media Mob Day” on August 15. They are inviting “any radio and television people with significant media backgrounds in Edmonton to join us for a simple gathering and fun session.”
- Popular Food Network TV show Eat Street is coming to Edmonton next week! They’ll be filming three food trucks during lunch between August 7 and August 9.
- Startup Edmonton is looking for volunteers to join its new Social Media Committee. Volunteers would be responsible for all social media activities, “from platform recommendations to managing live-tweeting and on-line story-telling at events.” You have until August 15 to apply.
- The second season of HGTV’s Urban Suburban premieres on August 28 at 6pm MST. At least one episode this season was filmed here in Edmonton!
- The next Capital Ideas event takes place during the lunch hour on Wednesday at the Edmonton Journal. Stop by for three different local stories on business!
- Vue Weekly is looking for a News Editor now that Samantha Power has decided to pursue a Master’s degree in the fall. You’ll be missed Samantha!
- The first episode of Edmonton-based Mosaic Entertainment’s Truckstop Bloodsuckers airs tomorrow on BiteTV. For more on the webseries, check out this St. Albert Gazette article.
- The latest Relinked column takes a look at weather coverage, specifically the 25th anniversary of the tornado that struck Edmonton. Paula Simons took a different angle on tornado coverage in her latest column. Be sure to check out CTV’s web feature too. See also: Journal staffers recall memories of 1987 tornado.
- Congratulations to Global Edmonton’s Carole Anne Guay who got married in Ottawa recently. You’ll now find her on Twitter at @CADevaney.
- Happy belated birthday to Linda Hoang!
- This definitely seems like the kind of thing that could land Twitter in hot water: they have banned a journalist from The Independent who was actively criticizing NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, citing a rule that doesn’t actually exist. You know, the same NBC that Twitter recently partnered with.
- Conrad Black on newspaper investment: “Any good title that’s grossly underpriced could be interesting.”
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!